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Re: precision of numbers


Floating-point in, then floating-point out!

You could use:

   15525600000*Rationalize[445.25]*24
165906561600000


fartous at mail15.com wrote:
> in the product:
> 15525600000*445.25*24
> the output is:
> 1.65907*(10^14)
> also when we use:
> N[15525600000*445.25*24, 15]
> the output is 1.65907*(10^14)
> but i want the precise number:
> 165906561600000
> what could i do
> jack
> 
> 

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